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NYPD confiscates condoms from sex workers

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Image from a quicklink Advocates for sex workers in New York have called for legislation that would stop police officers confiscating condoms from prostitutes.

The Sex Workers Project says two surveys suggest that police frequently take away condoms from sex workers as evidence in prostitution cases.

The campaign group says the tactic has led to some prostitutes carrying fewer or no condoms and having unsafe sex.

The Sex Workers Project wants condoms to be inadmissible as evidence.

Under New York City's long-running health program, an estimated 192m condoms have been handed out since 2007.

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